Ballad Stanza (20 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


A quatrain that alternates tetrameter with trimeter lines, and usually rhymes a b c. See our entry on Common Measure.

Editors. "Ballad Stanza". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[, accessed 28 October 2016.]